Second-place Dunfermline were humbled by Scottish League One rivals Forfar Athletic at Station Park.

Paul McManus latched on to a Christopher Templeman through ball to coolly convert the opener.

Stuart Malcolm headed home Iain Campbell's free-kick before Robert Thomson nodded wide for the Pars.

Gavin Malin rifled in Forfar's third after the break and Dale Hilson completed the rout late on when he capitalised on a loose ball.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Forfar Athletic

  • 01 Hill
  • 03 Campbell
  • 02 Baxter Booked
  • 05 Dods
  • 04 Malcolm
  • 08 Malin (Campbell - 75' )
  • 06 Fusco Booked
  • 07 Dale (Keiller - 85' )
  • 11 Hilson Booked
  • 10 McManus (Kader - 72' )
  • 09 Templeman

Substitutes

  • 15 Andrews
  • 12 Campbell
  • 14 Kader
  • 16 Keiller
  • 17 Smith
  • 20 Douglas

Dunfermline

  • 01 Scully
  • 04 Johnston
  • 03 Whittle
  • 05 Morris
  • 02 Millen
  • 06 Geggan
  • 07 Byrne (Moore - 80' )
  • 08 Husband (Smith - 74' )
  • 10 Falkingham
  • 09 Wallace
  • 11 Thomson (Thomson - 63' )

Substitutes

  • 12 Thomson
  • 16 Smith
  • 18 El-Bakhtaoui
  • 15 Young
  • 14 Moore
  • 20 Goodfellow
  • 17 Ferguson
Ref: Alan Muir
Att: 968

Match Stats

Shots

10 13

On target

6 2

Corners

1 3

Fouls

11 8

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

90:00 +0:50 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Forfar Athletic 4, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

86:23

Attempt missed. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

84:28 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Liam Keiller replaces James Dale.

81:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 4, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal.

81:33

Attempt saved. Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.

80:56

Attempt missed. Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

79:50 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Jordan Moore replaces Shaun Byrne.

76:24

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

76:24

Foul by Luke Johnston (Dunfermline Athletic).

74:20 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Ross Campbell replaces Gavin Malin.

73:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Allan Smith replaces Stephen Husband.

73:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 3, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

72:46

Omar Kader (Forfar Athletic) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

71:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Forfar Athletic. Omar Kader replaces Paul McManus.

67:06

Ross Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:06

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

65:52 Booking

Booking Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

65:48

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

65:48

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

64:14

Foul by Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic).

64:14

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

62:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dunfermline Athletic. Ryan Thomson replaces Robert Thomson.

61:17 Booking

Booking Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

61:11

Foul by Mark Baxter (Forfar Athletic).

61:11

Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

58:32

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the left.

57:31 Booking

Booking Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

57:27

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

57:27

Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:39

Attempt saved. Shaun Byrne (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:43

Attempt missed. Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

46:17

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

45:00

Second Half begins Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0.

45:00 +1:05

Attempt missed. Alex Whittle (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

44:35

Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

44:35

Foul by Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic).

43:36

Foul by Dale Hilson (Forfar Athletic).

43:36

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the left wing.

42:25

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

42:25

Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:25

Attempt missed. Callum Morris (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box misses to the right.

39:55

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Darren Dods.

35:17

Hand ball by Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic).

33:47

Attempt missed. Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

28:39

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner.

22:41

Attempt saved. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

22:00

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

22:00

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

21:15

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

20:44

Foul by Gary Fusco (Forfar Athletic).

20:44

Andrew Geggan (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:33

Attempt missed. Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

18:29

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic) header from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left.

17:03

Attempt missed. Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) header from the centre of the box is too high.

16:00

Attempt missed. Josh Falkingham (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

15:21

Corner, Dunfermline Athletic. Conceded by Stuart Malcolm.

14:06 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 2, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Stuart Malcolm (Forfar Athletic) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

13:34

Corner, Forfar Athletic. Conceded by Ryan Scully.

13:21

Attempt saved. Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

12:42

Gavin Malin (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:42

Foul by Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic).

11:13

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:13

Foul by Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic).

10:22

Foul by James Dale (Forfar Athletic).

10:22

Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

9:16

Attempt missed. Stephen Husband (Dunfermline Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right from a direct free kick.

8:14

Foul by Darren Dods (Forfar Athletic).

8:14

Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

4:36

Iain Campbell (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

4:36

Foul by Ryan Wallace (Dunfermline Athletic).

4:04

Hand ball by Robert Thomson (Dunfermline Athletic).

1:56 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Forfar Athletic 1, Dunfermline Athletic 0. Paul McManus (Forfar Athletic) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Christopher Templeman.

1:14

Foul by Ross Millen (Dunfermline Athletic).

1:14

Christopher Templeman (Forfar Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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